Washington Capitals forward prospect Daniel Sprong has been pre-selected for the Dutch National team. The selection will include participation in team training camps and exhibition games leading up to the next world championships. However, it is uncertain whether he will be available for “the Orange”, depending on the restarts of the AHL and Capitals training camp.
Dutch National team coach Doug Mason published a very extensive pre-selection list for the Dutch men’s team this week, with a number of new names for the national team. The Amsterdam-born Daniel Sprong is on the list for the first time. This will be Sprong’s first international team participation.
The Dutch national team has only one major tournament scheduled for the coming season. The Netherlands will compete in the Division IIA championship against Australia, China, Israel, Croatia and Spain. “The Orange” was relegated from Division IB two years ago in Estonia.
The World Cup is scheduled for the period from April 10-16, 2021. As with all major events, the COVID-19 pandemic will dictate. The World Cup in 2020 was canceled for this reason.